Have you ever heard or thought any of the following comments?
- “I wish our employees were more passionate about their job”
- “Everyone here is so negative and pessimistic”
- “Why doesn’t the younger generation have a better work ethic?”
- “Why can’t the long time employees be more open to change?”
If you are a leader in your organization (and that is a choice, not an assigned position) then this article is for you. Leadership is influence …
You can reverse pessimism, inspire passion, infuse work ethic, and lead proactive change, but YOU MUST FIRST BECOME THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS. It begins with who you choose to be and how you choose to respond; and within that – integrity. You must inspire and require integrity. If you are the business owner, the realm of your influence includes your entire business and everyone who is a member of your business. Ask yourself these questions…
- What type of culture do you have?
- Do your employees truly enjoy working for you?
- Are your employees proud to be working for you?
An engaged leader creates the team culture. Your team is a mirror; a reflection of you and your leadership. If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, change yourself first. You create passion but you choose optimism. You work diligently and responsibly. You embrace, lead, and love change. And then you call on your team to join and follow. If you are the real deal, then those who are truly on the team will rise up and follow. Those who are not on the team will eventually leave.
Good leaders make people like them… Great leaders make people like themselves!
- Create your culture …
- Live your culture …
- Preach your culture …
- Let the culture be the heavy …
Clear rules of the game are key to winning. Then people can choose either to play by the rules or leave. Creating that culture is the responsibility of the leader.
Here is a good video by Brendon Burchard (12 minutes) that talks about “What Great Leaders Actually Do”: https://youtu.be/6SOTBHAcLV4
Like Brendon says…”People support what they create”. Go out, create a powerful and impactful culture – and lead!
What is a Business Coach …?
An ActionCOACH Business Coach works with business owners to get clarity on their goals and strives to work out meaningful milestones and clear business strategies to help them achieve what they want from their business. We focus on growing businesses through improvements in sales, marketing, team training, systems development and strategic planning and help owners go from an “owner wears all hats” approach to the development of a results-driven and profitable team, allowing business owners to focus on the areas of the business that they enjoy. We do this through:
- AWARENESS – working in a business owner’s blind spots
- EDUCATION – providing and teaching proven tools, methodologies & systems
- IMPLEMENTATION – assisting with the implementation of strategies & systems
- DISCIPLINE – holding business owners accountable
Just like a sports coach, your ActionCOACH Business Coach will push you to perform at optimal levels. We are there to encourage you, to be a sounding board for you, and to help guide you and your business to the success you choose and deserve.
Who is ActionCOACH?
ActionCOACH is a team of committed, positive and successful people who are always striving to be balanced, integral and honest. We work within our “14 Points of Culture” to make sure that everyone who touches, or is touched by the ActionCOACH team, will benefit greatly and in some way move closer to becoming the person they want to be or achieve the goals they want to achieve.
ActionCOACH is the #1 coaching franchise in the world with over 1,000 offices in 64 countries and is ranked #35 in the top 100 global franchises. Today ActionCOACH coaches 15,000 businesses a week around the world.
If you would like to learn more or would like a complimentary, no obligation business assessment to discuss where you are at, where you want to go, and how to get you there please contact Kory Dogs at (262) 853-3912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also take advantage of some free resources at www.actioncoach.com/korydogs.